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03 Oct 2018

Russia-India joint military drill from November 18 in Uttar Pradesh

Russia-India joint military drill from November 18

India and Russia will hold a joint military exercise from November 18 to 28 in Uttar Pradesh, Russian authorities said today, ahead of President Vladimir Putin's visit to New Delhi.

The exercise, Indra-2018, will see the participation of about 250 servicemen of motorized infantry units of Russia's Eastern Military District (EMD), deployed in the Primorye Region (in the Far East), the EMD said.

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Russia-India joint military drill from November 18
President Putin will be on a two-day visit to India

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President Putin will be on a two-day visit to India

President Putin will be on a two-day visit to India beginning October 4 to hold the annual India-Russia summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with a focus on further boosting bilateral ties, especially defense cooperation.

"The sides agreed that the exercise will be held at a training ground near the town of Babina in Uttar Pradesh of the Republic of India," the EMD said.

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